Founded by John Fane and Nicolas-Charles Bochsa in the year 1822, the Royal Academy of Music is located in London and is the oldest conservatoire in the country. It has students from over 50 countries and employs musicians from different parts of the world to provide undergraduate and postgraduate training in composition, instrumental performance, musical theatre, jazz and opera. It also trains students younger than 18 years through its Junior Academy along with Open Academy through which it engages people of all ages and it awards the LRAM diploma, B.Mus. and Ph.D. through the senior Academy. The majority of the students at the academy are classical performers in piano, strings, vocal studies including woodwind, brass, opera, conducting and choral conducting, percussion, composition, organ, harp, guitar and accordion along with departments for jazz and musical theatre performance. It has collaboration with the SOCRATES student exchange programme and has relationships with the Department of Music of King’s College London.